MEDIA RELEASE — May 19, 2015 Canadian Mathematical Society
May 19, 2015
Canada places sixth at Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad
Gold: Zhuoqun (Alex) Song
(Phillips Exeter Academy)
Ten remarkable mathematics students earned sixth place for Canada in the 27th Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad (APMO). Over 300 students from more than 30 countries wrote the four-hour APMO exam on March 9.
“I am incredibly proud of our students,” said International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Chair Dorette Pronk. “Placing sixth overall is a huge accomplishment and these students have worked very hard to compete at this level.”
Thirty-two Canadian students wrote the APMO and ten students competed officially in the contest. Students are invited to write the APMO based on their results in other national and international competitions.
The following students officially competed in the APMO:
Gold: Zhuoqun (Alex) Song (Phillips Exeter Academy), United States Silver: Kevin C. Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy), United States Silver: Michael Pang (Fort Richmond Collegiate), Winnipeg, Man. Bronze: Yan (Bill) Huang (Stuart Academy), United States Bronze: Qi Qi (Burnaby North Secondary School), Vancouver, B.C. Bronze: Ruiming (Max) Xiong (Western Canada High School), Calgary, Alta. Bronze: Daniel Guo (Homestead High School), United States Honourable Mention: Nicholas Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy), United States Honourable Mention: Jinhao Xu(University Hill Secondary School), Vancouver, B.C. Honourable Mention: William Zhao (Olympiads School), North York, Ont.
About the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO)
The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO) encourages participation in Olympiad-type activities, friendly international relations and the opportunity to exchange educational information among Pacific-Rim countries. The first APMO competition was in 1989. For more information about the APMO visit daryn.kz/apmo
About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)
Founded in 1945, the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) promotes the advancement, discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The CMS promotes mathematics through a rich array of activities including: scientific meetings; publications; awards; prizes; grants; camps and competitions. As the national math association, the CMS represents Canada internationally to other societies as well as organizations such as the International Mathematical Union (IMU).
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